Ely Buendia: #ArtistsFightBack, #JunkTerrorBillNow

“We, the free artists of the nation, strongly condemn the swift and reckless passing of the Anti- Terrorism Bill. We are this nation’s storytellers. We are watching and we will act. #ArtistsFightBack #JunkTerrorBillNow”

Ely Buendia

Carlo Francisco

Frankie Pangilinan: #JunkTerrorBillNow

“Silencing Filipinos was more urgent to them than saving Filipinos. They would rather live under the illusion of their perfection than be held accountable for their incompetency. TAMA NA. #JunkTerrorBillNow”

Frankie Pangilinan

Carlo Francisco

‘Activism is not terrorism’

“Activism is not terrorism.

We cannot let this to happen. This is not only intolerable, this is inhuman, unjust, unlawful. Thus we urge everyone to register opposition against the bill which to our firm belief will further re-enforce tyranny and totalitarianism.”

Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo
Diocese of Kidapawan
National Director, Caritas Philippines

Jo Maline Mamangun

Anne Curtis: #JunkTerrorBill

“After reading the bill, from my understanding, it’s quite broad and vague, leaving room for different interpretations which could potentially take away each person’s basic rights of freedom of speech and acts of even peaceful protests. That is my understanding of it. I ask you to read the bill yourself. Take your stand and use your voice to express how you feel. #JunkTerrorBill”

Anne Curtis

Jo Maline Mamangun

Miss Universe 2015: #JunkTerrorBill

“I’ve been overwhelmed with emotion lately and I’ve been struggling to put it into words. I may not always have the right words to say but I can’t deny how this makes me feel. One thing I know for sure is I want to keep learning. I want to keep growing. And I want to see and be part of a change. Stop hate, injustice and racism. #JunkTerrorBill”

Pia Wurtzbach
Miss Universe 2015

Jo Maline Mamangun

‘It is imperative that the Anti-Terrorism Bill be fervently resisted’

“Recent events have shown that the greater threat comes from a government ignorant, even outright dismissive, of the constitutional limits of its own authority and the importance and value of the rights and liberties of its people.

It is, therefore, imperative that attempts to pass the Anti-Terrorism Bill be fervently resisted, not only to protect those voices critical of the government, but also to protect everyone else who wishes to speak freely about matters of public interests and concern, without censorship or fear of punishment, without someone looking over our shoulder or stalking us, mostly without our knowing it.”

Atty. Ephraim B. Cortez
Secretary General,
National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers

Carlo Francisco

Gutierrez: #JunkTerrorBill

“I asked in a poll yesterday if you’ve heard of the Anti-terrorism Bill in the Philippines and about half haven’t. So as a small community here, I would love to share with you what I’ve gathered from other sources. We can help each other understand the things going on around us and look out for each other and our future in the process. #JunkTerrorBill”

Jo Maline Mamangun